Oct 25, 2013 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) State Education Commissioner John King Jr. has told an audience of parents and teachers the state is not going delay new Common Core learning reforms, but is open to "adjustments" going forward.
He spoke at forum in Albany, his first since an earlier series of planned appearances was cancelled after he was shouted down at a meeting in Poughkeepsie on Oct. 10. Go to full article
Commissioner of Education John B. King, Jr. Photo: NYS Dept. of Education
Oct 17, 2013 — BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) New York Education Commissioner John King Jr.'s office is looking at alternative ways to engage with parents about education reforms after canceling a series of forums following a raucous meeting in Poughkeepsie.
A department spokesman says Wednesday that the office is working with the PTA but has yet to schedule anything. Go to full article
Charlotte King works on a painting in her home studio.
Feb 13, 2009 — Charlotte King is an artist with a mission. She grew up on the Akwesasne Mohawk Reservation near Massena and recently received an art degree from SUNY-Potsdam. Her goal now is to get more Mohawk art into mainstream galleries, and help preserve the region's strong artistic traditions. She's one of more than 300 artists on the reservation, from painters to basket weavers. Her love of art has taken her to the Smithsonian and Sante Fe. But, King draws and paints what she knows, the local environment around the St. Regis and St. Lawrence Rivers and her Native American culture. Some of her work is on display in Massena and Cornwall this month. Todd Moe has this profile. Go to full article
Sep 01, 2008 — A scaled down Republican National Convention got underway in Saint Paul. New York's delegation mingled at a low key opening reception, but like everyone else were preoccupied with news of the hurricane and what it might mean for their political gathering. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Feb 09, 2005 — SUNY Chancellor Bob King defended his plan to raise tuition gradually at public colleges each year. King was grilled by state lawmakers examining Governor Pataki's state budget plan. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jan 12, 2005 — SUNY Chancellor Robert King has requested a leave for personal and professional reasons. He wrote a letter to the SUNY Board of Trustees saying he wants to spend more time with his family, recharge his inner batteries, and reflect on the future of the university. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Apr 02, 2004 — This week, Tupper Lake's Board of Education rejected a proposal that a Bible study class be added as an elective to the school's curriculum. According to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, board members said the program would be too expensive. Bill King, a local activist and former school board member, raised the idea. He says school officials are afraid to place the controversial issue on the ballot. He spoke with Brian Mann. Go to full article
May 08, 2002 — Royal watchers in Canada's capital region are getting a double dose this week. The King and Queen of Norway visited Hull to unveil a Vikings exhibit at the Museum of Civilization yesterday, and Princess Margriet of the Netherlands arrives tomorrow to attend the annual Tulip Festival in Ottawa. Todd Moe reports. Go to full article